The distribution of financial scholarships for 1,700 orphans throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina has officially ended today. Thanks to foreign donors, IFS-EMMAUS organized distribution this July as well, which took place at 24 locations throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina. In addition to the donors, this is an opportunity to thank all the hosts who donated their space capacities in order to facilitate the registration, photography and scholarship distribution protocol. We thank mothers and children who respected all the given measures of prevention and protection due to the current epidemiological situation, as well as all individuals who contributed to the easiest possible distribution in their own way. They helped us and made this important job for our employees easier.
The implementation of the project “Sponsorship of children without one or both parents – orphans” began in 2012.
Bosnia and Herzegovina is a country with a large number of orphans. In the post-war period and even today, a large number of orphans have been noticed who lost their parents through serious illnesses, traffic accidents and other accidents and these children were often left without any financial income and now they live in very difficult financial situation.
In addition to regular scholarships for children, we continuously organize gatherings and distribution of school supplies and backpacks, food packages for socially vulnerable families and other material support for these children, such as the distribution of firewood and white goods.
The continuity of these projects was also the best invitation to all who can get involved and help so that, even not all, then at least the small number of orphans are covered by some form of help.